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Donald R. Hodel, A. James Downer, and Dennis R. Pittenger

the warm season to ensure as long a period as possible of active and sustained growth. In subtropical and temperate areas with seasonal growth fluctuations, such as the southwestern United States and areas with a Mediterranean climate, the best time to

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Analena B. Bruce, Elizabeth T. Maynard, and James R. Farmer

The global production of specialty crops, such as high-value vegetables, has been transformed by the use of high tunnels to moderate extreme weather events and climate conditions, allow for extended growing seasons, and offer protection against some

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Michael W. Smith and William D. Goff

for propagation. Suitable budwood used for patch budding can be collected while dormant for propagation in the spring or collected during the growing season ( Carroll, 2014 ; Wells, 2014 ). Dormant wood must be refrigerated and protected from

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Samuel E. Wortman, Michael S. Douglass, and Jeffrey D. Kindhart

management and soil pathogen concerns that typically plague strawberry ( LaMondia et al., 2002 ). High tunnels extend the growing season in the midwestern United States allowing farmers to achieve earlier and more abundant strawberry yields ( Knewtson et al

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Shengrui Yao, Robert Heyduck, and Steven Guldan

fruit stage or creamy stage for the fresh market (i.e., without any red/brown color), which, without proper packing, can contribute to fruit bruising and inadequate flavor. A wider variety of jujube cultivars is needed to extend the maturation season

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Analena B. Bruce, Elizabeth T. Maynard, Julia C.D. Valliant, and James R. Farmer

High tunnels are a low-cost technology that can strengthen local and regional food systems by facilitating the production of high-quality fruits and vegetables during the growing season and extend production during the cool/cold or rainy seasons

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Bernadine C. Strik, John R. Clark, Chad E. Finn, and M. Pilar Bañados

the area planted; the superior fruit quality of this cultivar coupled with its extended harvest season, has doubled retail sales of blackberries there. The first cultivars of primocane-fruiting blackberry to be released were ‘Prime-Jan’ and ‘Prime

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Kathleen Demchak

practices were worked out that allowed an increase in raspberry production for an extended season. This work also included trials with blueberry and blackberry. Within the northeastern United States, Otho Wells at the University of New Hampshire was probably

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Christine M. Bradish, Gad G. Yousef, Guoying Ma, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, and Gina E. Fernandez

tunnels remain higher and more stable than in outside conditions, extending the harvest season and protecting high-value crops from winter frost damage ( Carey et al., 2009 ). Additionally, soil temperatures stay higher in tunnels, allowing for earlier

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Bee Ling Poh, Aparna Gazula, Eric H. Simonne, Francesco Di Gioia, Robert C. Hochmuth, and Michael R. Alligood

reduced OP and flow rate would extend irrigation duration and provide near-continuous watering of the plants that mimics evapotranspiration losses when water is applied just enough to meet crop needs, thus reducing leaching losses of water and crop